Written August 02, 2014
This is my life. On my Mom's deathbed she said "When I was young" and died. I didn't know what she meant until I found a letter she had written back in 1961 about how sad she was that her "lover" was leaving and how sad she was that she couldn't get a divorce and take my two sisters with them. She chose to stay in a loveless marriage and I was born 9 mos later. I too looked different than the rest of my family. Dad and sisters are Mexican and I was born with white hair, fair skin, and blue eyes. Growing up everyone always told me that I must be the milkman's daughter but I just thought I looked like Mom and never knew they had ever been separated.
All I know about my biological father is that he was enrolled in ammunition inspector school in Savanna Illinois in 1961. Mom's family is gone and so are her best friends.
Thank you for helping me continue the search for my bio dad.
Written July 24, 2014
I hate action films, love character studies, so this was right up my alley. It does get a little repetitive, could use some judicious editing, but I liked it quite a lot. Interesting how Sarah Polley interspersed present-day interviews with reenactments so that it was difficult to know what scenes were family movies and which characters were portrayed by actors. Good antidote to mindless summer blockbusters.
Written May 26, 2013
I enjoyed it but it got a little slow and navel-gazing at the end...
Written June 17, 2013
This is the type of movie where the less you know about it going in, the more enjoyable it is. But it is a great movie.